October 25, 2016

Low Fat, Southern “Fried” Chicken


Yes, I know you may be rolling your eyes, thinking there’s nothing as good as plain ‘ole Southern Fried chicken. Here in the South, they have perfected fried chicken and it’s truly an art, so it is really possible to […]

Easy No Bake Strawberry Dessert


Layered desserts are some of my favorite to make. The blend of varying flavors and textures all in one yummy bite just make them something extra special, plus, they’re so easy to make, especially when they’re no bake. In my humble […]

The #1 Tip for Winning at Lunch Time


With everyone needing healthy lunch idea inspiration this time of year, I’m glad to partner with Hillshire Farm® on this post with great ideas for winning at meal time I’ll never forget the crazy statement by my mom’s acquaintance when she found out […]

5 Minute Delight: ROLO Turtle Candy Recipe made with Pretzels


What’s a girl to do when she’s sitting at her laptop attempting to get work done and that tiny little sweet craving hits? She tries to resist it, but it keeps calling her name. She makes her own personalized Turtle Candies, […]

Easy Oatmeal Bars – Gluten Free


I just love when friends come over, especially when they’re sweet friends coming all the way from Texas to NC in an RV. Wait, did I mention they aren’t just coming to NC in their RV, but they’re traveling up […]

Chocolate Stuffed Cookies – SO EASY!


Don’t we all have a day now and then when all the kitchen fairies align on our side and a small little change in a recipe ends up being a new Rock Star moment? It’s rare, but it happens and […]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe without flour (Only 4 Ingredients)


With only four ingredients, you will wonder how you’ve gone any day without making these Easy Peanut Butter Cookies. So rich, so delicious! When your 12 year old daughter comes down the stairs and declares, “I’ve been going through my […]

Oatmeal Applesauce Muffin Recipe


One of the most popular posts on this blog are visitors coming back for my healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe. It’s been so fun to read the comments and see all the slight twists and variations that bakers across the country have made […]

Green Bean Casserole with Gourmet Touch


Did you grow up attending church potluck or gatherings where they ask you to bring a covered dish? Yes, I am one of those that routinely organizes those and I know everyone racks their brain wondering what to make? Well, this is not […]

No Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies Recipe (aka If you’re in a HUGE pinch dessert)


Over 20 years ago, I received my handy dandy Recipes for Youth Group Survival cookbook. Yes, as a junior and senior high youth director, my high school kids wanted to make sure I knew some of their favorite Desserts for Teens and […]

Easy Homemade Bisquick (Baking Mix)


There’s a reason that Bisquick has been one of America’s favorite convenience products since 1930. It allows us to not only whip up fresh biscuits in minutes, but pizza crust, coffee cakes, pancakes, waffles and my fall favorite –  Homemade […]

Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars


I’ll never forget the first month I sent our 17 year old son to public school. Homeschooled since Kindergarten, but needing to be on a public school football team to receive scholarship offers, it was a whole new world. Now, […]

2 Ingredients: Too Good to Be True Homemade Biscuits


When you live in the south, it gets quite confusing. There are lots of aunts and uncles around our homestead. We have “real” aunts and uncles and then there are those aunts and uncles you just stumble upon. You know […]

Fun Family Food Ideas: Make some Foodimals


Have you ever seen the movie,  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs? It  inspired wonderful memories and lots of food fun in my house. My mind goes back in time. Skipping off the bus, I run to our front door, […]

When Your Child Decides to Go Vegetarian


The Protein Challenge I have often described my teenage daughter as a party looking for a place to happen. She’s lighthearted and funny, and her interests can change as often as the weather. So when she popped into the kitchen […]